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is the united states refining its anti-piracy strategy. the coast guard is bringing apprehended pirates to justice. how to fend off attacks. commander shannon gilrees, chief of prevention log group. commander, welcome to the show. >> thank you, sir. >> so how is the united states refining its anti-piracy campaign. >> we'll continue to adapt to what the pirates are throwing at us as far as their techniques. we are working with the maritime industry to try to answer their questions about how we can help them address the problems in the region. we're also working with interagency -- agency by that i mean the department of defense, department of state, the maritime administration, other agencies -- >> the justice department as well? >> the justice department as well. we're working to refine that policy to adapt the policies the pirates are using. >> prosecuting captured pirates has been a challenge. you can't drop them off in somalia for trial, for example. what is going on in that front in terms of cooperation the united states is striking with other country in the region to bring these gu
different thing. >> strategic question for the united states, which is, which is more important, the country with all of the oil, the country that was developing nuclear weapons or the country that just happened to host the senior leadership of al-qaeda on the day that 9/11 occurred? it seem as though we're putting a lot of effort into a place in the broader scheme of things shouldn't matter very much. >> the administration will say afghanistan doesn't matter but for the fact that it is next to pakistan, a country with nuclear weapons. it will have repercussions in a place you don't want repercussions. >> and money down the road, when they -- if we need to have them create their own security forces and their own sort of personal area of responsibility, we don't know whether they're going to have money to do that. they don't have economy to do that. doesn't look like there is a way for that to come. >> all right. guys, next we'll look at 2010 defense spending. you're watching this week in defense news. (voice 1) we've detected an anomaly... (voice 2) how bad is it? (voice 1) traffic's off the
to this week in defense news. i'm vago muradian. could the united states forget hard one technology developed in war time once the shooting stops? we will talk to one man who wants to stop the innovation evaporation. >>> first, much has been written about the sprawling national security system into an organization that is more modern and responsive. that is the issue of the national security reform since it was founded three years ago by the congress. to recommend how to change something so complicated when it is busy fighting multiple wars. earlier this week, president obama merged the security council and homeland security. security is mostly talk according to the executive director. he is the author of the steps that he believes will lead to real and immediate change for the better. jim, welcome back. >> it is good to be here. >> what are some of the things the president and congress and national security advisor can do right way to drive meaningful change? >> the president needs to layout the principles for the national security system is operating. it has never been done. he needs to st
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